Molecular stool screening for colorectal cancer.

  title={Molecular stool screening for colorectal cancer.},
  author={Tak K. Mak and Fiona Lalloo and D Gareth R Evans and James Hill},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={91 7},
BACKGROUND Mass screening for colorectal cancer reduces mortality and, with recent advances in molecular genetics, molecular stool-based tests have produced promising results. This article reviews this innovation and discusses its clinical significance. METHODS Medline searches were used to identify recent key articles relating to stool-based testing. Further articles were obtained by manual scanning of the reference lists of identified papers. RESULTS Current screening methods are based on… CONTINUE READING

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